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.vitac.com >>> breaking news. president obama announces the end of the iraq war. he said all u.s. troops will be home for the holidays. also, growing questions about whether moammar gadhafi was executed. was the death of the libyan -- look who might be weighing a run for the white house in 2016. vice president joe biden raising speculation with what he told candy crowley. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> when the u.s. invaded iraq back in march 2003, few people imagined it was the start of a nightmare that would last almost nine years, cost more than 4,000 american lives, plus hundred of billions of u.s. taxpayer doll lors. the u.s. mission in iraq which had been gradually drawing down will instead come to an abrupt end in just over two months with all american forces out of iraq by year's end. president obama himself announced the end of the iraq war. >> today, i can report that as promised, the rest of our troops in iraq will come home by the end of the year. after nearly nine years, america's war in iraq will be over. over the next two months, our troops in iraq, tens of thous
blitzer in the shutation room, it starts right now. >> fear the u.s. could soon be facing yet another credit downgrade. eyes and pressure on the congressional super committee. stand by. new information coming in. also, u.s. troops weeks away from leaving iraq. will iran move to fill some sort of void? i will talk about that and more this hour. with iraq's ambassador to the united states. he has strong views. >>> and karl rove warning rick perry is making a big mistake by signing on to one controversial issue many people thought would settle. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the "the situation room." >>> president obama is going around congress for his latest plan. he is out west focusing in on the ongoing housing crisis that continues to drag down the u.s. economy. he wants it make it easier for a homeowners who are under water to refinance and he is unveiling his plan in one of hardest hit housing markets in the country. we are talking about las vegas nevada. jessica is joining us now with details. jessica, what is the president doing? >> he is rolling out a new plan to help homeowners dr
seen using her turn signal at least twice. it is her father who seems to have taken the wrong turn by turning to his daughter. >> i got, i got a designated driver. >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> at the world headquarters in atlanta, i'll see you back here in an hour from now. "the situation room" begins right now. >>> after nearly nine years, an abrupt end to the military mission in iraq. all american forces will now be home by the end of this year. also, the death of a dictator. new details of the final chaotic moments of libya's moammar gadhafi. how did he really die? and herman cain surging in the polls. can he win the republican presidential nomination? we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. >> today i can report that as promised, the rest of our troops in iraq will come home by the end of the year. after nearly nine years, america's war in iraq will be over. over the next two months, our troops in iraq, tens of thousands of them, will pack up their gear and board convoys for the jou
to the libyan capital right now where dan rivers is in tripoli for us. dan, we're about to show our viewers of video of a bloody moammar gadhafi after the capture while he's still alive. what do you know about gadhafi's final moments? >> reporter: well, this video does shed some light on it. it's tough to watch. but i think it's important to have a look at this. you can clearly see that gadhafi is alive when you look at this footage. he is being led away. he looks like he's got a lot of blood on his face. but he is clearly alive. at this point. it seems then that at some point between this video being taken and a subsequent video being taken that he clearly died. now, whether he died of his injuries he sustained when shot, some sources have us believe or whether he was literally beaten to death by this mob of ntc troops sort of pistol whipped to death, we don't know. but clearly here, he seems alive. you get a real visceral sense from this footage of just how roughly he was handled here. naturally perhaps one can imagine that the passion is running so high, but also, i have to stop for that
of fame here on cnn, thanks to us. that's your political pop here on monday. >>> thanks for watching. i'm brooke baldwin here in atlanta. live in "the situation room," the man who used to work out with president obama, jon huntsman now want his woman. t"the situation room" now starting with wolf blitzer. >> a program raising new concerns about cyber attacks, experts are washing, this virus may be just the beginning. >>> also, another troubled government investment comes to light. details of what happened to another green company after it received millions of dollars. >>> i'll talk about that an much more with the other mormon candidate, jon huntsman. he joins us live this hour. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. >>> it's one of the u.s. military's most important weapons systems playing a critical role in the fight against terror. and now there's new growing concern over the computers that concern drone aircraft. they're infected with a persistent virus but it is only part after much, much bigger threat. our correspondent chris lawrence is investigating all o
here in the region, we've seen a deterioration in the relationship between the u.s. and saudi arabia, a chilling effect going on, because the saudis saw the u.s. as supporting the revolutionary movement in egypt and they don't like revolutionary movements going on in this region. >> we will wait and see. thank you very much. >>> thank you very much. we will continue -- wolf blitzer will continue this coverage, very serious story with clearly international implications, "the situation room with wolf blitzer" starts right now. >> brooke, thanks very much. >>> happening now, breaking news. an alleged iranian plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states. two men now charged. one is due in court this hour. >>> we're also following reaction this hour from tehran to riyadh to the white house and beyond. our correspondents around the world are standing by. and the united states is vowing to hold inner accountable, but how? we're working all angles of this major breaking news story right now. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." we're also awaiting a state
of minutes with us here. have a wonderful weekend and that does it for more. "the situation room" starts now. >>> thanks very much. happening now, declining support after a series of major stumbles. will a critical speech help turn the tide for a republican presidential candidate rick perry? >>> also, the chilling final seconds of a doomed air france flight. transcripted reveal panic and disbelief in the cockpit. >>> plus, drones just like the ones used by the united states military should anyone be able to buy them? turns out they can. but what's going to prevent terrorists from buying and using them? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> he entered the race at the top of the polls, but rick perry has been watching his numbers slide and slide. his momentum rather slow. now, with a closely watched speech, the texas governor is trying to reverse his declining campaign fortunes. jim acosta is joining us now. he delivered what his campaign described as a major speech today. >> that's right. the speech was called the energizing american jobs
's empire. >>> plus, a u.s. senator accused of plagerism. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a visit by the south korean president overshadowed by the unfolding international drama surround i surrounding an alleged iranian terror plot. for the first time, president obama spoke at length about what the united states maintains was a plan to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states here in washington, d.c. let's go straight to jessica yellin. jessica, the president was asked about the links to the iranian government. what did he say today? >> he declined to say the highest levels of the iranian government had knowledge of it. he would not say that the nation's supreme leader or president was aware of it. >> i don't think the problem here jessica is that i have not been unwilling to negotiate with republicans. i've shown repeatedly my willingness to work overtime. to try to get them to do something. he had direct links. was paid by and directed by individuals in the iranian government. now, those facts are there for all to see. and we would not be bringing forw
escalating with a subpoena targeting the u.s. attorney general, eric holder. and herman cain is blasted by his rivals over a so-called 999 tax plan. we'll show you what it would really do. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we're following new developments in the alleged iranian terror plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states. among the latest, the u.s. has slapped sanctions on an iranian airline it says provided materials support for the plot. in tehran, the foreign ministry is protesting the allegations to a swiss diplomat in tehran. switzerland represents the two countrie countries. saudi officials are blasting iran over the plot. prince turkey, the former saudi intelligence chief, the former chief in washington warning, i'm quoting, someone in iran is going to have to pay the price. we're also digging deeper into the american citizen charged in the case. lisa siylvester has been investigating. >> the 56-year-old is the man investigators say is at the center of this plot and authorities are describing him a
. >>> and one oil company, major oil company i should say, major u.s. oil companies, are raking in near record profits, so why are they still getting huge taxpayer subsidies? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> he skipped the last presidential debate and sidelined himself in iowa saying he wants to focus on the first of the nation's primary state. jon huntsman is betting almost everything on new hampshire, but is trail ng the state while romney is enjoying a substantial lead and now, huntsman is joining some of romney's sharpest critics in questioning romney's conservative credentials. jon huntsman is joining us now from salt lake city. thanks very much for coming in. >> thank you, wolf. an honor to be with you. >> george will, the conservative columnist writing in an upcoming edition of "the washington post" says this about mitt romney. he says -- you agree with george will on that? >> those are pretty tough words, wolf. all i can say is this is the time when this nation wants leadership. we've been looking for leadership for some time in the white house. we haven't found it
the u.s. is willing to talk with terrorists and a shocking revelation from the wife of bernie madoff. details of the couple's suicide pact. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> let's begin with the breaking news. a banner day on wall street as ripples of relief spread from europe across the world market. a deal has been reached to tackle the e.u. financial crisis. european leaders have agreed to expand the e.u. bailout fund while private sectors will take a 50% loss on greek bonds. the european agreement translated into a huge day for u.s. stocks. let's go to alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. the closing bell just rang. how did stocks finish? we don't know the final number, but we know it's very positive. >> it is. the numbers are settling. we're seeing the dow up 340 points. the nasdaq s&p up more than 300%. the bulls busted out of the opening bell and never looked back. this is what investors have been waiting for. these debt problems plaguing greece. and besides plugging greece's debt hole, this plans to safeguard against future shocks. it's a step forwards in inst
is working the story for us. tom, what are you finding? >> what we're finding is as controversial as it is now, it will be probably be more in the next few days. the fundamental claim of this plan today is that this will be better for everyone. that everyone is going to benefit from a tax standpoint if the perry plan is adopted. he's saying there are advantages for all. what's wrong with that, wolf? part of it has to do with the sheer numbers here. we talked to folks at the tax policy center. they're chopping up these numbers right now. they're hoping to have a full analysis by the end of the week, but let's look at what this might mean. he's talking about a standard exception for everyone $12,500. that's attractive to a lot of people. right now, if you make about $9,500 a year, you have enough exceptions so you don't pay any income tax. if you go over that amount now, over $9500, you start paying a 10% tax rate. if you go over this amount, you immediately start paying a 20% tax rate. that's one of the details in here that people have to sort through. 51% of the people this this c
about it and the chairman of the house homeland security calls on the u.s. to expel all iranian officials in the united states, saying many of them are spies. we'll talk to peter king this hour. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> but just in right now, new poll numbers painting a very telling picture of the race for the republican presidential nomination. we can now report that mitt romney is the candidate to beat in at least two of the crucial first four voting contests of the 2012 election with herman cain a sometimes close, sometimes distant second. our new cnn "time" orc poll of republican voters just released shows romney on top in iowa's january 3rd caucuses, leading herman cain by three points, but that's well within the sampling error of plus or mines. in new hampshire, romney has a lead over cain. in south carolina, a two-point edge for romney, again, within the margin of error. in florida, it's romney 30% to cain's 18%. before the polls came out, romney made it clear he's setting his sights very high. >> i think
digging teeper into this for us. joe, what are you finding. >> herman cain says this is a witch hunt and there was an investigation in the restaurant sewation where he works in the 1990s. he says they determined there is no factual basis pour what he calls false allegations against him for sexual harassment. he says he see knows reason to many release any more information. he is not aware that association paid a financial settlement against the alleged cases, though he hopes they didn't pay a lot of money. in hindsight still, it took him a long time to come out and publicly admit that there had been a complaint, false or otherwise. >> it's never a good day for presidential campaign when the candidates name appears on the morning headlines in a story about alleged sexually inappropriate behavior. but from a campaign management standpoint, this may be a textbook example of how not to handle a crisis. politico, which broke the story, says there was plenty of warning. it first asked the campaign about this ten days before this confrontational interview outside cbs on sunday. and when the
and knew about it for a year and the idea that you stand here before us and talk about that you're strong on immigration is on its faith, the height of hi pock rasy. >> but romney wasn't laughing for long. >> are you just going to keep talking? this has been a tough couple of debates for rick. >> civil discourse was at the window. this was the first gop debate to get personal. >> we hired a lawn company to mow our lawn and they had illegal immigrants to work there. you have a problem with allowing someone to finish speaking and if you want to become president of the united states, you've got to let people speak. >> unlike past debates, the nikt was romney's first real test as the candidates took aim at his health care plan. santorum took -- helped draft president obama's health care law. >> just don't have credibility when it comes to repealing obamacare. your plan was the basis for obamacare. >> an issue newt gingrich says is the individual mandate in both romneycare and obamacare. >> there's a lot of big government behind romneycare, but a heck of a lot more than your campaign has admit
, where are the jobs? >> with success in the 2012 elections expected to hinge on the health of the u.s. economy and republican presidential hopefuls taking shots at the president, there's mounting pressure on the maix to turn things around. >> can he get re-elected if the economy is not significantly improved and does he deserve to? >> yes. because what the election will be about is whose vision for america's future is best? >> the president met here at the white house today with democratic leaders in the senate including harry reid. carney says it was a good meeting. they talked about the president's jobs act and what the leadership is planning to move forward on a vote on this next week, wolf. >> thank you. meanwhile, the republican presidential front-runner laid out his vision of a strong united states playing an activity role as leader of the free world. he accused president obama of shrinking from the challenge. it came on this day the exact tenth anniversary of the start of the war in afghanistan. listen to this. >> i'll order a full review of our transition to the afghan militar
on this 9% sales tax coming from a lot of conservatives. you're creating a new revenue stream for the u.s. government, for the u.s. treasury, to take money out of people. it's going to start at 9%, but potentially could go way up. >> if you look at the current tax code, it's a 10 million word mess. there are at least 100,000 ways in the tax code that the american public and workers get shafted now in all honesty. i'm not worried about having one to replace those others and here's the other thing. a lot of people inside washington, d.c., accounting, special interests, lobbyists, they don't want our plan, 9-9-9, to pass. because guess what? it puts many of them out of work. we are doing this for the american people, the american economy, for u.s. businesses. >> because in europe, they started off with a value added tax in england for example, a 10% went to 8%. now, it's at 20% and there's a loft concern that could happen if you were to get your 9-9-9 plan approved. >> here's why it won't happen here. two reasons. number one, i'll be president. nobody else is going to try to pass this plan.
this unfold with us. what else are you pick iing up we seize these live images coming in. >> wolf, literally, we are listening to scanner traffic all the way back to how we used to do it in local tv. scanner traffic from fdny saying there were five, five on board. four are out of the helicopter. one still missing. three of the four were passengers. one of the four that got out was the pilot. one, i was watching, there's the helicopter upside down. right there. they have it up. you can see the skids of the helicopter upside down right there from wcbs. the pilot out, three passengers out, one passenger still missing. i watched as they were doing cpr on one of them. two still others in critical condition. they're still looking for one person, wolf. >> looks like a weather was pretty good. i don't think it was a weather related accident. what was the weather like in new york today? >> clear skies, clouds. the wind's not too bad, the water temperature is the most critical at 66 degrees. people do survive under water a long time. even though they have no oxygen, people under water in cool water is
notorious rebel group blamed for thousands of rapes and murders. the u.s. troops will be armed but the pentagon says they're only armed to defend themselves. >> we're going to have a lot more of your top stories throughout the evening tonight. i'll see you back here one hour from now. "the situation room" with wolf blitzer begins right now. >>> president obama insists iran is to blame for an alleged assassination plot right here in washington, d.c. but what proof does he have? his comments on the case leave some tough questions still unanswered. also, a former used car salesman stands accused of conspiring to kill the saudi ambassador to the united states. we're taking a closer look at the suspects including a member of iran's military who is still at large. >>> and herman cain strengthens his hand as the leader, at least a leader of the republican pact. as the gop candidates gear up for the next debate, does cain have what takes to go the distance? >>> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room."
to the united states had inspired him by all accounts ordered attacks against the u.s. now this apparently is the result of a two-year effort between the u.s. intelligence community and the people to go after him to find him, target him and take him out. very controversial as he is an american born citizen. killed for his activities in another country. by all accounts, it was a drone strike that killed al-awlaki. there were three other persons in that convoy with him. they are believed also to have been killed. this is something that the u.s. long wanted. this is a target that they were making a great effort to go after inside yemen even as that country remains in a good deal of political social and economic unrest. joe? >> barbara, if we know how much was yemen actually involved in this strike? and if we don't know that, typically what would be the role of another country? >> reporter: well, look, after the u.s. went into pakistan to get bin laden without telling the pakistani government, this becomes a very sensitive issue. the yemenis are talking about it. they were the first out to say
on the case leave some tough questions still unanswered. also, a former used car salesman stands accused of conspiring to kill the saudi ambassador to the united states. we're taking a closer look at the suspects including a member of iran's military who is still at large. >>> and herman cain strengthens his hand as the leader, at least a leader of the republican pact. as the gop candidates gear up for the next debate, does cain have what takes to go the distance? >>> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room." . >>> president obama says that iran must be held accountable for an alleged plot to kill a saudi ambassador to the united states. he is ramping up efforts to punish and isolate iran as he puts pressure on republicans in congress for blocking his jobs bill. jess yak jessica yellin is standing by much he was asked about the alleged assassination plots, the links to the iranian government. give us the headlines. >> well, the president repeatedly declined to say that nation's supreme leader and preside
a controversial remark about immigration. a very sensitive issue here if nevada. cnn's jim acosta is with us. this is a big one here and in a lot of other states as well herman cain said he made these comments before when he hosted his radio show in atlanta. he is finding out that those remarks can bring in viewers and listeners but may not work as well on a presidential campaign. >> herm yan cane insists these comments did not cross the line. >> it'll be 20 feet high. barb wire on the top. it will be electrified. and there is going to be a sign on the other side that said, it will kill you. warning. mr. cain, that's insensitive. no, insensitive for them to be killing our citizens, killing our border agents. >> the outspoken conservative businessman said on one of the talk shows he was kidding. >> that's a joke. >> that is an serious plan. >> no, it's not. >> you got a big laugh but that's not what you do. >> i also said, america needs to get a sense of humor. >> this is the education of herman cane. he is learning about being a minor league candidate and being at the top of the heap. there
? >> thanks very much. the u.s. kills an american born terror leader and republican presidential candidate ron paul is outraged. he's here talk about that and more. >> i can consider this one of the most dangerous things that we have done and this president has done it in the open. >> plus, a country music star's comment comparing president obama to hitler has now formally and ended a 20-year monday night football tradition. where's it going to come from? ♪ that's why right here, in australia, chevron is building one of the biggest natural gas projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 years. what's it going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪ [ tires squeal ] an accident doesn't have to slow you down. with better car replacement, available only from liberty mutual insurance, if your car's totaled, we give you the money to buy a car that's one model-year newer with 15,000 fewer miles on it. there's no other auto insurance product like it. better car replace
decided to let our -- co-chair speak for us. >> make progress. >> reporter: the closed-door meetings have government watch dog groups up in arms, accusing them of inappropriate secrecy. >> transparency is especially important for the super committee because they have far more power than any other committee has. >> reporter: john wunderlich is with the sunlight foundation, more than one of a dozen groups calling on the super committee to open up, saying members should also disclose campaign contributions and any contact with lobbyists. >> we think the amount of power that the super committee has been given should come with some disclosure and transparency that's at least equal to that, especially if they're going to be fund-raising and meeting with lobbyists at the same time. >> reporter: but jim manly, former aide to harry reid, says getting behind closed doors may be the only way to get anything done. look no further than this summer's debt ceiling fiasco. >> aides immediately ran out and gave a blow-by-blow description almost in rhee time to reporters. i don't think that was helpful to
is enjoying a solid lead. john huntsman is joining us from salt lake city. governor, thanks very much for coming in. >> thank you, wolf. it's an honor to be with you. >> let's talk about mitt romney a little bit. george will, the conservative columnist writing in an upcoming edition of "the washington post" says this about mitt romney. he says, "romney, supposedly the republican most lektable next november, is a recidivist reviser of his principles who is not only becoming less electable, he might endanger gop chances of capturing the senate. republicans may have found their michael dukakis, a tech know democratic massachusetts governor who takes his bearings from data." do you agree with george will on that? >> well, those are pretty tough words, wolf. all i can say is this is a time when this nation wants leadership. we've been looking for leadership for some time in the white house. we haven't found it. this is when the candidates need to stand up and show a little bit of leadership. you can't be a perfectly lubricated weather vane on the important issues of the day whether it's li
used a big part of his roughly one-hour press conference to lean on congress to pass the jobs bill. singling out republicans for often saying no to his proposal. >> the question is will congress do something? if congress does something, then i can't run against a do-nothing congress. if congress does nothing, then it's not a matter of me running against them. i think the american people will run them out of town. >> reporter: with an economy going in reverse after showing signs earlier this year of moving forward, the president blamed europe, a tsunami, high gas prices and debt ceiling fight with a dark outlook. >> there's no doubt that the economy is weaker now than it was in the beginning of the year. >> reporter: he said ideas republicans are backing wion't create the immediate jolt that sagging job market needs and he challenged reporters to measure his plan against what the critics are offering. >> go ask the republicans what their jobs plan is, if they're opposed to the american jobs tax. and have it scored, have it assessed by the same independent economists that assessed ou
. matthew chance was in the courtroom and decision on appeal was delivered. take us through what you saw and heard. >> inside was very tense as we saw amanda knox come in. she was pale and stressed. she looked like that throughout the course of the last few days. this time was much worse. she was sitting on the chair sobbing, talking to her lawyer next to her. when the jury came in, everybody stood up in the court, sat back down again. the decision was delivered quickly. amanda knox was delivered of all charges except for the charge of defamation where she named patrick lamumba, the bar owner in prerugia as carrying out the killing. she can walk free tonight and that murder conviction against her and her former boyfriend raffaele sollecito was also acquitted tonight has been quashed by this court in perugia. >> the kercher family were there, as well. i asked lyle kercher how they were feeling. they looked nervous. how did they respond to the decision? >> very different, obviously. it was a stark contrast. while there were whoops and cheers in the amanda knox corner, if you like, of the c
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